KSU student allegedly hacks Owl Express, changes grades

A former Kennesaw State University student is in police custody for allegations hacking into Owl Express to change grades.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chase Hughes turned himself in to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Sept. 19.

Hughes was charged with three counts of computer trespassing among other charges, according to Tammy DeMel, executive director of Strategic Communications and Issues Management at KSU.

KSU police received reports that the computer system was hacked as early as May of this year, according to the AJC.

Hughes allegedly used his girlfriend’s internet to hack into Owl Express and changed his grade as well as the grades of four classmates. He is also accused of stealing sensitive data that included medical, financial and credit history.

When the police searched Hughes’ home, they reportedly found a notebook that with the login information of at least 36 faculty members.

Hughes is charged with computer trespassing, computer invasion of privacy and computer forgery.


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